The Sainsbury Study Centre
The Sainsbury Study Centre (SSC) was opened in 2005 at the Museum of London Docklands. It is staffed by professional archivists and operates as a partnership with the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts and J Sainsbury plc.
The Centre holds two major groups of archives:
The Sainsbury Archive, which documents the history and development of one of the nation’s oldest food retailers, from its foundation in London in 1869 to the present day.
The Port and River Library and Archives, The core collection is the archive of the Port of London Authority, which includes documents, photographs, prints, plans, objects, film and sound recordings. This and other collections acquired independently chart the development and activity of London’s port and docklands from 1770 onwards.
The SSC has an Information Zone, where you can drop in without an appointment to browse books, maps and other resources. Displays showcase the history of Sainsburys, with sections on the Sainsbury family, uniforms, advertising and the development of packaging since 1869. If you want to study the archives in more depth, the separate Search Room is open by appointment.
The SSC is supported by the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts and J Sainsbury plc.
The Port & River Archives enquiry service and research appointments is temporarily suspended from 28 February 2013.
This is because our current archivist is leaving the Museum for another post and we are recruiting for a replacement. The service will resume once the new archivist is in post, which we anticipate will occur in July 2013.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
For non-archive related enquiries please email email@example.com.